Sellers gearing up for the spring home shopping season need to roll up their sleeves now and spruce up their homes if they want to attract a shrinking pool of buyers. Investing in improvements, maintenance and repairs could pay off when it’s time to sell. New research commissioned by Zillow and conducted by The Harris
The national average credit score sits at an all-time high of 716, unchanged from a year ago, according to a report from FICO, developer of one of the scores most widely used by lenders. However, this marks the first time since the Great Recession that scores did not improve year over year, the report found.
A new study by LendingTree found that renting is usually cheaper than owning a home, but not always. To look at how the cost of renting a home differs from owning one, the online loan marketplace analyzed Census Bureau data to compare monthly rental and housing payments for homes with and without mortgages in the
The German housing market has been remarkably strong in the last couple of decades, but it faces a serious price correction in the next couple of years, according to some analysts. Tim Graham / Contributor / Getty Images The German housing market has been remarkably strong for decades, but it faces a serious downturn in
Set just south of its glitzy sister, Las Vegas, is Nevada’s second-largest city: Henderson. In some ways, it seems a world away. Exuding many small-town aspects, the city boasts farmers markets, 180 miles of trails, a pond-filled bird-viewing preserve and lion sanctuary. The nearly $7.5 million home is the master-planned MacDonald Highland’s community of Henderson,
Pantone has announced the color of the year for 2023, and it’s a doozy. The idea of color of the year has become a big thing for paint companies, manufacturers of wall coverings, wood stain specialists, fabric producers – any company where color is a selling point. But it is good to remember that Pantone,
The San Francisco Bay Area is well-known for its high cost of living and, more specifically, how expensive home prices are. This isn’t a new development; in fact, during the famous California Gold Rush, which began in 1848, residents of San Francisco were already complaining of how expensive things were. But, beginning with the original
A For Sale sign appears in front of a house on Oak Street in Patchogue, New York, on May 17, 2022. Steve Pfost | Newsday | Getty Images Mortgage rates soared over 7% just a month ago, but since then they have fallen more than half a percentage point. Still, mortgage loan application volume decreased
Airbnb is partnering with several major landlords and management companies to list designated apartment buildings where renters are allowed to offer short-term sublets on the site. The company said Wednesday that a new page on its website will list so-called Airbnb-friendly buildings, which will give tenants the option to host their apartments just as homeowners
Residential villas on the waterside of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai on Feb. 24, 2022. Russians were always among the top 10 nationalities investing in Dubai property, according to Tahir Majithia, managing partner at Dubai-based Prime Capital real estate. Christopher Pike/Bloomberg via Getty Images Wealthy investors betting on luxury real estate would do best by
You’re probably not going to buy new countertops or floor coverings online to improve the wellness potential of your home, but there are plenty of purchases worth considering this Cyber Monday. Here are eight ideas to enhance the wellness potential of your kitchen, bathrooms and bedrooms — all easily purchased through your favorite websites: Kitchen
Estate agents “Sold” and “For Sale” signs outside residential properties in the Maida Vale district of London, UK, on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Demand for U.K. residential properties has nearly halved following September’s government budget that spooked financial markets and toppled the prime minister, research Monday showed. The fiscal
Emily Dickinson was born December 10, 1830; the coming anniversary will mark her 193rd birthday. Few 19th century women have had her staying power. Little known during her life, she is regarded as one of the greatest figures of American letters who wrote 1,800 poems that continue to hold our attention and evoke our admiration.
Tycoon Gordon Tang and his wife Celine are proposing to take Chip Eng Seng private in a deal that values the Singapore-listed property and construction company at $565 million ($412 million). The couple’s Tang Dynasty Treasure offered to buy the rest of Chip Eng Seng for S$0.72 a share, according to regulatory filings on Thursday.
Germany’s central bank is predicting a slowdown but no significant correction in the country’s property market despite warnings of overvaluation, according to a report published Thursday. Claudia Buch, vice president of the Bundesbank, told CNBC’s Joumanna Bercetche: “We do see a slowdown in the price growth for residential real estate, but it’s not that the
Hidden deep below some of New York City’s most luxurious apartment buildings is an exclusive world of futuristic parking spaces where high-end vehicles are parked and retrieved by robotic parking systems. The high-tech spots are a rare amenity in the Big Apple, and if you want your car to occupy one of these VIP spaces
A beautifully designed kitchen is essential for several reasons. Primarily, it is the space where we spend the most amount of time with family, cooking, eating, or even working. It’s also important to keep in mind that the right kitchen can add to the resale value of a home. While all-white and farmhouse-style kitchens have
China’s housing prices fell in October due primarily to falling prices in less developed, so-called Tier-3 cities, according to Goldman Sachs analysis of official data. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images BEIJING — China’s real estate sector isn’t yet poised for a quick recovery, despite a rally this month in stocks of major
The popularity of QR codes have seen many ups and downs over the course of its almost 30-year existence, but with the need for contact-less menus and transactions during the pandemic, barcode technology is coming back in a big way. From 2018-2020, QR code usage has increased by 96% and many of the top real
Renters throughout the country are finally seeing a bit of relief when it comes to the seemingly relentless pace of rent growth. The Realtor.com October Rental Report details the shifting marketplace reality. Nationally multifamily rent growth slowed to 4.7% year-over-year, its slowest pace in 18 months, with the median rent hitting $1,734. Additionally, The Avail,
Peathegee Inc It’s no secret that it’s a tough market for prospective home buyers. In October, U.S. buyers needed to earn $107,281 to afford the median monthly mortgage payment of $2,682 for a “typical home,” Redfin reported this week. That’s 45.6% higher than the $73,668 yearly income needed to cover the median mortgage payment 12